Vintage singer sewing machine dating
It could take as much as 2 to 3 months and sometimes longer before the allotted quantity was actual made.Because of this confusion and in the best interest to owners Singer in 2011 deleted all the records and changed it to the present-day that offers a facility for consumers to uncover the history of their personal Singer household sewing machine and discover the year it was issued.Singer will issue an acknowledgement certificate that you can print out with your name, serial number and year of issue for all Singer model sewing machines.
What owners did not understand was that it was only the allotted date and not the date their sewing machine was made.
Singer opened the Anderson, South Carolina plant to manufacture the new slant model sewing machines, i.e., 301, 301A, 401A, 403A, 500A and 503A.
When the Anderson factory started manufacturing the Singer 301 it did not include any suffix on the Model Tag.
This created confusion to where the 301 was actually manufactured and beginning in January 1953 the Model Tag Number now included the suffix "A" to denote it was manufactured at the Anderson, South Carolina, hence the Singer 301A.
After the last Singer Model 503A sewing machine was manufactured in 1963 the Anderson plant stayed open for many years with 3 manufacturing lines: Sewing Machines, Floor-care products (vacuum cleaners) and Power Tools.